Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 01/13/2013

WHY PROGRAMMERS WORK AT NIGHT
A popular saying goes that programmers are machines that turn caffeine into code.
And sure enough, ask a random programmer when they do their best work and there’s a high chance they will admit to a lot of late nights… [read more]
Source: Business Insider

WHAT AUTHORS WANT: THIRD OF PUBLISHED AUTHORS INTERESTED IN SELF-PUBLISHING
The lure of self-publishing is showing that it has some appeal even to authors who have been accepted and invested in by traditional publishing houses. A third of traditionally published authors are interested in self-publishing their next book… [read more]
Source: Digital Book World

GUY KAWASAKI GOES APE OVER SELF-PUBLISHING — PART 5
Welcome to Part Five of my interview with Guy Kawasaki who has written 12 books, 10 of which were traditionally published. His newest book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur — How to Publish a Book, which helps people understand how and why to… [read more]
Source: Huffington Post (blog)

9 REASONS YOU MIGHT WANT TO SELF-PUBLISH
Have you ever considered self-publishing? Have you ever wondered why others self-publish? Kirsten Oliphant, who blogs at I Still Hate Pickles, recently self-published two books. She has posted nine reasons why she self-published and why you might want… [read more]
Source: BlogHer (blog)

Q&A WITH GUY KAWASAKI
Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki is the author of ten books… [read more]
Source: ChicagoNow (blog)

HOW DO SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS MEASURE SUCCESS?
With so much of the stigma surrounding self-publishing stripped away and with even well-known authors proudly taking more control over their writing and careers, now it begs the question: “What is considered successful in self-publishing?” Ultimately… [read more]
Source: Good E-Reader (blog)

SELF-PUBLISHING’S WORST COVERS
With the explosion of self-publishing (or “indie publishing”) in the last few years, more and more authors are undertaking the tasks they usually outsourced to a publisher in the process of bringing their book to its audience. Among other things, these… [read more]
Source: Huffington Post (blog)

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